Best Hip Hop Albums

The Contenders: Page 2XW

21Only Built 4 Cuban Linx - Raekwon

The hell? Only Built 4 Cuban Linx is easily top 10. You guys have no idea what you are talking about. Listen to it again have at it.

V1 Comment
22Midnight Marauders - A Tribe Called Quest

Linden boulevard represent represent

23The Don Killuminati: The 7 Day Theory - Makaveli

Hail mary, come with me, Hail mary, Run quick see So GOOD! - LegitGames12

24Raising Hell - Run DMC

RUN DMC are the greatest Hip Hop artists of all time! This has to be the best hip hop album ever produced! No swearing, no offensive language, just pure good old fashion HIP HOP

Run DMC are the pioneers of Hip Hop. This is the first REAL rap album! Listen to every single song on this list, its one of those albums!

It is better than all the so called good rap, and it is a classic, and should be number1! The first REAL rap album! It is definitely a top contender!

Run DMC are the greatest hip hop stars of all time and this album has everything, Peter Piper and Its Tricky run all!

25East 1999 - Bone Thugs n Harmony

These guys must have really stood out from everybody else in the rap game because their style was distinctive, melodic yet still hard as nails. This album has a dark Gothic feel to it, along with their melodic vocal style. Well worth a listen.

Amazing! That's the only thing I have to say about this album, because there is nothing else to add! All their greatest songs from their early days into a CD!

I love this album! It has all their good songs like, Crossroads, Me Killa etc! Every1 knows that this album is their greatest and it has a nice flow in every song it has! Th

The greatest Rap Group of all time, and their debut album can only be the greatest thing to ever happen on Earth!

V1 Comment
26Death Certificate - Ice Cube

Ice cubes most praised album! It has 21 tracks of Hardcore radical songs which look at the problems black people face in Los Angeles and also African American civil rights

The best album ever made! Pure explicit material, right here is the climax of California Hip Hop

V1 Comment
27Madvillainy - Madvillain

Entertaining from beginning to end.

V3 Comments
28The Blueprint - Jay-Z

I cannot not believe this! This is ridiculous. At first sight this doesn't look that good. But stick with it. A few listens and you'll be hooked.

28? You people must live under a rock. Top 3 album of all time

Good album, not this high though

V2 Comments
29Moment of Truth - Gang Starr

This has to be one of the best hip hop albums I ever bought. Great tracks such as 'Royalty', 'Work', 'Moment of truth' 'The Militia' and the title track make this a deep album yet still very in tune with the underground hip hop culture of that era. A mature album with intellect and heart in its creation.

V2 Comments
30Endtroducing..... - DJ Shadow
31The Lost Tapes - Nas

Great compilation album, didn't think it would be this high

32Get Rich or Die Tryin - 50 Cent

I can understand why this album doesn't get its due though. Because virtually EVERY ALBUM HE RELEASED AFTER WAS crap. Seriously the only 50 song I liked after this album was irregular heartbeat

The best lyrical songs in this album: Many Men, 21 Questions, Don't Push Me, Wanksta

This just may be the best rap album ever, fiddy goes hard & every song is dope. Also give Dre credit for helping with the album. Really some sick beats such as Wanksta, In The Club, Many Men, & What Up Gangsta. Seriously y'all this should be a lot higher.

V2 Comments
33Fear of a Black Planet - Public Enemy
34Graduation - Kanye West
35The Slim Shady LP - Eminem

This album is amazing. Easily deserves a top 10 spot. It has a great "don't give a care" attitude that slim shady embodies. Which I'd what Eminem was aiming for when he created the alter ego slim shady while with his rap group D12.

V1 Comment
36The College Dropout - Kanye West

One of the most revolutionary albums of all time! It was universally acclaimed and launched West's career as arguably the greatest artist in the world. - spencermorgan8701

Kanyes best album by a landslide, it's not yet caught up in his ego yet. And on top of his mind blowing production and charismatic rapping the features list is nothing less than incredible

37Stillmatic - Nas V1 Comment
38Lupe Fiasco's Food & Liquor - Lupe Fiasco
39Greatest Hits - 2Pac
40Step In the Arena - Gang Starr

All amazing hits, such as Take The Weight and Just To Get a Rep. Gang Star are the most underrated artists ever and are true Underground cats!

The most legendary hip hop album I have ever heard! Guru is a great rapper, and Gang Starr are a very dynamic duo!

True underrated, pure hip hop nothing less from this amazingly excellent album!

PSearch List

Recommended Lists

Related Lists

Most Overrated Hip-hop Albums of All Time Top Ten Classic Hip-Hop Albums Greatest Rap / Hip-Hop Albums Most Underrated Hip-hop Albums of All Time Top 10 Hip Hop Albums of 2006

List StatsUpdated 3 Dec 2016

1,000 votes
165 listings
9 years, 7 days old

Top Remixes (30)

1. It's on 187um Killa - Eazy-E
2. The Chronic - Dr. Dre
3. Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) - Wu-Tang Clan
1. Illmatic - Nas
2. My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy - Kanye West
3. Reasonable Doubt - Jay-Z
1. Illmatic - Nas
2. The Infamous - Mobb Deep
3. Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) - Wu-Tang Clan

View All 30


Add Post

Error Reporting

See a factual error in these listings? Report it here.